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Apr 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, federal interrogators had hope todler be talking to dzhokhar tsarnaev, asking him what happened and why. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the bo
Apr 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
an answer to now lies with 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, a naturalized u.s. citizen who's recovering in the hospital. namely, what was behind the attack at the boston marathon. terrorism expert neil smeltser at uc berkeley says the first questions investigators will likely ask tsarnaev will have to do with the motive. >> first psychological is is this some kind of a wayward nut like columbine or some of the school shooters apparently have been? what are the linkages? where's this guy -- who's this guy been linked up to? >> reporter: investigators will also want to know if the 19-year-old suspect planted any other explosives anywhere or if others were involved in the plot. the director of the american civil liberties union reacted to the administration's decision not to immediately mirandize tsarnaev by saying, "every criminal defendant is entitled to be read miranda rights." the public safety exception should be read narrowly and applies only when there's a continued threat to public safety. denial of rights is un-american. the man known as the underwear bomber was also questioned by
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